Join or Renew Membership

Members are the foundation of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Your commitment to protecting and sharing Missouri history makes our mission of preservation and education possible. 

Because of dedicated members like you, SHSMO can produce microfilm reels of Missouri's newspapers; expand manuscript and digital collections; showcase diverse topics in Missouri history through publications; and host programs, workshops, and events across the Show-Me state!

All members receive:

  • 4 issues of the Missouri Historical Review scholarly journal
  • 3 issues of the Missouri Times magazine
  • Special rates on research
  • 10% off in the Richard Bookstore


Nonprofit organizations—including libraries, historical societies, and educational groups—can join SHSMO at silver and above.


George Caleb Bingham members receive:

  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Recognition in the Society's annual report

Corporate Membership includes:

  • Eligibility to rent space at the Center for Missouri Studies at partner rates
  • Priority access to limited sponsorship opportunities
  • Recognition in the Society's annual member report
  • Lasting positive impact by underwriting important education and preservation initiatives

To inquire about corporate membership, email or call (573) 882-7083. 


Thank you for joining SHSMO to share Missouri history with future generations. 

To give an SHSMO membership, please enter the recipient's information in the mailing address fields and your information in the billing address fields. SHSMO will send the recipient a card, sharing that you have gifted them an SHSMO membership. Thank you!